Heart and Soul – Liz Crichton







Heart and Soul 






This sculpture, intended as a performance piece explores the relationship between heart and soul and the spirit of God. Delving into the risks and rewards of loving and being loved, the kite crafted from the nightdress of a recently deceased friend is taken out onto the hill for its maiden flight. It rises and falls with the wind, which both brings it to life and threatens to destroy it. The kite is at times both dragged and restrained by the string which connects it to its creator. The viewer is invited to share in the kite creator’s own emotional journey of faith, and spiritual ascent transitioning through states of freedom and security, desire and despair, fear and hope in the desire to know and understand more of the Divine. You can read more about the process behind this work here.



Approaching middle age, Liz began to search for new depths of meaning and fulfilment.  After studying theology at King’s College London, she spent time on the remote island of Iona where she developed a renewed awareness of the connection between nature, creativity and spirituality. Now in possession of a first-class degree in fine art from the University of Highlands and Islands, a masters in Theology Imagination and Arts from the University of St Andrews, and an MA in Art and Social Practice, Liz works part time as the Art Facilitator at a center for healing and spirituality in Perthshire alongside developing her own work exploring our hopes, fears, choices, chances and sense of identity, seeking to inspire others to step out beyond what they know for certain.



  • Karen is finishing a PhD program in the Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts after careers in corporate management, consulting, and pastoral and theatre ministry. She explores theological and theatrical contexts of ’empty space’ and general human disposition toward it, with emphasis on improvisation (specifically Playback Theatre) and Holy Saturday. Since 2017, Karen has led or advised ITIA’s Transept group, a postgraduate-led group of multidisciplinary practicing artists. Karen was an editor for Transpositions from 2017 to 2022. As Editor-in-Chief, she fostered a closer partnership between Transpositions and Transept, hosted the In/break exhibition on the Transpositions site, and introduced regular series into the publishing schedule.